Thanksgiving is just a day away,

Thanksgiving is just a day away, but it's not just families preparing turkey and all the trimmings. The Salvation Army was spending Wednesday making meals to serve at its facilities and mobile kitchens in Portsmouth and Norfolk. "At a time of year when we give thanks, we are grateful to be able to serve those who may not be able to afford a traditional Thanksgiving meal," said Captain Brett Meredith of The Salvation Army. Meals will be served from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army Portsmouth Corps at 2306 Airline Boulevard; Salvation Army Men's Hope Center at 203 West 19th Street in Norfolk and the Salvation Army Norfolk Corps at 5516 Raby Road. Money to buy turkeys, pies and casseroles came from Mattress Firm and Mattress Discounters employees and Schaubach Companies of Virginia. Students from ECPI University's culinary school were preparing the turkeys, gravy and stuffing while Baker's Crust in Norfolk was preparing and donating green beans and mashed potatoes

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